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Windows 7: Movie files not played from 2nd Local Disk

12 Dec 2013   #1
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Movie files not played from 2nd Local Disk

Hello everyone,

I started experiencing an odd incident. My movie files from my 2nd internal hard drive (which is a physical hard drive, not a partition that contains my multimedia files) does not play anymore.

My transfer speeds are fine, and I can access my other items like my pictures, documents etc. Just not my movie files. Whenever I double click on a movie file, I see the blue progress bar slowing moving towards the right, and once it finishes, my movies still don't play...

Also, if I right click on my movies, I keep getting the spinning blue circle and then it would say "Windows not responding.." And then if I really wait, it will work for the one movie, but all the other movies won't work..I never had this happen to me...

Any help?


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12 Dec 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

could try check disk

go to start and type cmd in search box and right click on cmd at top of list and choose run as administrator

type
CHKDSK <name of drive> /F
and press enter
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12 Dec 2013   #3
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, thanks for advice.

I already tried chkdsk and everything was normal, no failures or anything. I have access to everything else, just not my movies...
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12 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would say those files are corrupted. Make a new folder on the disk and copy 1 movie from you system disk to that folder. Then see whether that plays.
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12 Dec 2013   #5
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep, they all play..I just have to wait a long time...

Can it be a loose connector? Or a program stopping it from playing?
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12 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try another player - e.g. VLC. That will show us whether it is the player or the disk.

Download VLC Media Player 2.1.2 (32-bit) - FileHippo.com
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12 Dec 2013   #7
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried both VLC and WMP with no success.

If I wait for the spinning blue icon to stop, then my movie works. But I have to do this for each individual movie. Which before, I play the movie and it works..

Again, all of my other files work. And my movies work, just super slow...

I am running chkdsk with "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"
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12 Dec 2013   #8
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Furthermore, while running chkdsk like I previously mentioned, I can not longer access my 2nd Local Disk Hard Drive. Is this normal? And in Disk Management it says I have all of the memory (442GB since it is a 500GB HDD) available..
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12 Dec 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A 500GB disk should show as 465GB in disk management. 442GB is odd.
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12 Dec 2013   #10
RunOrDie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why does my 2nd hard drive only say NTFS now? It is still in the shkdsk stage though.

Currently, it has 131909 free clusters and counting...
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